Wednesday, July 7, 2010

HERRINGBONE STITCH DISHCLOTH








KNITTING PATTERN by SARA BALDWIN ©2010

Herringbone stitch makes a very attractive fabric. It does tend to pull together, so be sure to go up a needle size or two.

GAUGE: not critical

SIZE: Makes a dishcloth about 8 inches square. For a larger or smaller size, just cast on more or fewer stitches- any even number will work.

MATERIALS: One ball cotton yarn. Knitting needles size 10½.

FIRMLY cast on 46 stitches (or any even number).

Row 1: *Slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch, but before you let it go, knit the slipped stitch through the back loop*. Repeat between the * to end of row.

Row 2: Purl one. *Purl two stitches together, but before you pull them off the left hand needle, purl the first one again, and pull both off*. Repeat between the * to end, and purl the last stitch.

Repeat these two rows until the dishcloth is square, ending by finishing row 2.

To bind off, SSK the first two stitches (slip one as if to knit, slip the next, insert the left needle into the front loops of the slipped stitches and knit them together from this position), *SSK the third and fourth stitches, then pull the first new stitch on the right hand needle over the second (bind off one stitch)*. Repeat between the * to end.

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